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Posted by:Jul 21st 2005, 09:38:05 pm
Fig Tree News TeamHey, THAT was fast:

TROPICAL STORM FRANKLIN SPECIAL ADVISORY NUMBER 2... CORRECTED
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
8 PM EDT THU JUL 21 2005

...CORRECTED TO ADD INITIAL POSITION...

...SIXTH TROPICAL STORM OF THE 2005 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON
FORMS...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS
FOR ELEUTHERA... NEW PROVIDENCE... THE BERRY ISLANDS... THE
ABACOS... AND GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 8 PM EDT... 0000Z... THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FRANKLIN WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 25.8 NORTH... LONGITUDE 76.0 WEST OR ABOUT 50
MILES... 80 KM... EAST-NORTHEAST OF THE ISLAND OF ELEUTHERA IN THE
NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS.

FRANKLIN IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH ...22
KM/HR...AND THIS MOTION...WITH A GRADUAL DECREASE IN FORWARD
SPEED...IS EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

DATA FROM AN AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE PLANE INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM
SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED AND ARE NEAR 45 MPH... 75
KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING
THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 30 MILES
... 45 KM FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1009 MB...29.80 INCHES.

FRANKLIN COULD PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES OVER
THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS.

REPEATING THE 8 PM EDT POSITION...25.8 N... 76.0 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 45 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1009 MB.

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
11 PM EDT.

FORECASTER KNABB
Posted by:Jul 21st 2005, 06:44:03 pm
Fig Tree News TeamLot of activity over Eleuthera this afternoon:

From the Sun-Sentinel. 10 mins ago.

report follows:

A VIGOROUS TROPICAL WAVE IS PRODUCING CLOUDINESS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER CENTRAL AND SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS...THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS...AND ADJACENT WATERS OF THE WESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN. THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY HAS CONTINUED TO INCREASE AND BECOME BETTER ORGANZIED...AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS...SATELLITE IMAGERY...AND RADAR DATA SUGGEST THAT A BROAD SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MAY BE FORMING OVER THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS. UPPER-LEVEL WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY BECOME MORE FAVORABLE...AND A TROPICAL DEPRESSION OR A TROPICAL STORM COULD FORM LATER TODAY OR TOMORROW AS THE SYSTEM MOVES GENERALLY WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 10 TO 15 MPH. AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WILL INVESTIGATE THE SYSTEM THIS AFTERNOON.

Also:

A TROPICAL WAVE IS PRODUCING A LARGE AREA OF CLOUDINESS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE WESTERN CARIBEBAN SEA AND ADJACENT LAND AREAS OF CENTRAL AMERICA. THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE WEST-NORTHWESTWARD OVER THE YUCATAN PENINSULA...BELIZE...GUATEMALA ...AND HONDURAS DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO...BRINGING LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL TO THOSE AREAS. THE WAVE MAY EMERGE OVER THE BAY OF CAMPECHE IN 2 OR 3 DAYS...AT WHICH TIME SOME ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE SYSTEM WOULD BE POSSIBLE.

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